Its very hard to believe that its Christmas time already. Today is my last day at work for the rest of the year, and it seems like the last few months have completely flown by. Its been such a push the last few weeks to get everything done at work and at home. The company I now work for requires that EVERYONE in the company writes their performance appraisals and have them submitted by December 31st. It seems somewhat silly to me that they should be due right at the busiest time of year. Everyone is trying to get designs and drawings completed early because its the end of the year and people are on vacation. The company also wants to close out all their financial books by December 31st, so all travel charges and lots of other little things have to be done. It just makes a crazy time of year even crazier.
Unfortunately, I don't have my Christmas shopping done yet. Its about 90% complete, but I still have to get something else for my dad, something for one of my sisters and one of my brothers and I have to get something for my brother-in-law. Plus, my husband and I are traveling to Florida from the 26th to the 31st, so we have had to get the travel arrangements squared away. Oh - I have to get a Christmas gift for my husband. Ugh! I received a $300 award from work earlier this month, and spent it getting a GPS system for my husband and I. Its a Christmas present to both of us, but I still need to get something for him. The hardest thing is that he doesn't really want anything, so I have to figure out what he would like but won't say he wants.
Because of all this other stuff, I really haven't been doing any quilting. I did get two quilts tied, but I haven't been able to find the time (or the energy) to determine how wide my binding needs to be. Once I do that, then I can cut the fabric for the binding and at least use the machine to sew it on the front side (the back side needs to be hand sewn). I still have at least two other baby quilts to make by March. I have fabric for one of them, but I haven't done anything with it (I haven't even washed it yet). Hopefully the next few days before the Christmas craziness and traveling starts I'll be able to get started on some of the work. But knowing me, I'll just want to be lazy and watch TV for a while. At least my needlepoint has been making progress as I've been watching TV.
In case I don't post anything until next year.... Happy Holidays!